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Which laptop brand is the most reliable?

by Ruzzells / June 27, 2011 6:03 PM PDT

I'm planning to buy a new laptop, but I'm really really confused over what brand to buy
Which one do you guys think is the best and most reliable brand?
Sony Vaio, HP, ASUS, lenovo, or Toshiba?
Usage : Everyday-computing and gaming
I've been considering on buying a Vaio. But since it's really expensive, I have to re-consider other brands
I read on squaretrade, the 2 most reliable brands are ASUS and Toshiba, but I'm not really buyin' it. Coz, my friend's got an ASUS laptop, and after a few months, the hard drive went down. And it took a month for the service center to finish repairing it.

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Because of the way laptops are manufactured
by orlbuckeye / June 28, 2011 12:26 AM PDT

by 3rd party companies it's hard to say what the best brand is. Laptops are designed by the name brands and manufactured in the far east by companies like Quanta and Compal. They use components made by 3rd party companies which are used across all brands. Asus doesn't make hard drives they get them from Seagate Western Digital and the few companies that make drives. Also some models within certain brands are better then others. Some models are manufacturered as mass market machines. These are the one you see at all retail outlets.
Asus is good because they have a 2 year warranty and 1 year accidental damage warranty. My suggestion is to look for a model you like and research it. Try to see it in the store and get the look and feel of it.

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First of all,
by Ruzzells / June 28, 2011 2:33 AM PDT

Thanks for the reply
I did some research on the brands, and what I first thought to be the best brand in the computing world was HP, but then I read the SquareTrade study thing.. And there, HP was ranked to have the most malfunction cases than all other brands. While ASUS, (the brand I considered to be less-impressive) was ranked as the most reliable brand.
Well, that changed my point of view on HP and on ASUS.
Ok then.. Thanks

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2011 3:41 AM PDT

Gamer laptops tend to be hot things with reduced life spans. If gaming is the thing you'll have to accept this or do what most do. Go back to desktops.

Brand rarely matters here and studies are skewed because one or two names hold such a large market share. For example our office. We have almost all Dells so you can imagine what make is slammed for being unreliable.

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by Ruzzells / June 30, 2011 6:41 PM PDT
In reply to: "gaming"

I'm buying a laptop coz I'm going to college soon
So, the main usage of the laptop would be, for everyday-computing.. But I don't want laptops that are slow, like my netbook, that's why I'm buying a bigger, faster one.
I only have $1000 budget and am not planning to replace it soon, so I'm looking for the most durable and reliable brand.

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Then will you buy it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2011 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Well

We know what gaming does to laptops. Apple ranks very high here and the near 1K Macbook Pro should get you to 4 years given some care.

However if you want DURABLE the Panasonic Toughbooks are definitely what you buy.

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by Ruzzells / July 1, 2011 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Then will you buy it?

It's far from my guess. Panasonic?
I prefer Windows-based laptops to Mac.. Even though I admit it's one trustworthy brand. I mean, I do want a Macbook, but I need the laptop for programming in college, I think it's a bit unpractical to do it on a Macbook. For everyday-computing, ok.. For programming, I'm not sure..

What about Vaio VPCCA15FG? It's been under my consideration for a couple of weeks

May I ask your opinion?
Since you have more experience in this field
Given the options of the brands I mentioned in my first post, what are the + and - of each brand?

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Again GAMING equals lower life spans.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2011 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow
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Ok then
by Ruzzells / July 1, 2011 3:59 AM PDT

I guess I'll be saving money on that one or wait for a few months, who knows there'll be a new standard for laptops soon.. =P

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Panasonics Toughbooks
by orlbuckeye / May 24, 2012 9:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Wow

are designed for Military use, Public safety use (fire and Police depts) and gov code enforcement. They are made for really mobile professions and high temperatures and elements.

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